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Jumada' al-Akhirah, 14191998-10-16

Crescent International Vol. 27, No. 16

Book Review

US arms industry launches nuclear war on enemies and allies alike

Yusuf Progler

METAL OF DISHONOR: DEPLETED URANIUM - HOW THE PENTAGON RADIATES SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS WITH DU WEAPONS. By the Depleted Uranium Education Project. International Action Center, New York, US. 1997. pp. 238. Pbk: US$12.95.

Book Review

The peace process without peace: the study of Israeli-Jordanian relations

Zafar Bangash

Since the signing of the peace accords between the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Israel four years ago in Washington, a whole industry has sprung up studying the peace process. There are departments, organisations and think-tanks all drum-beating about it.


Kashmir and the global Muslim Ummah

Crescent International

With the Ummah confronted by so many burning issues - Kosova, Palestine, Afghanistan, Sudan - it may appear a trifle incongruous to focus on the question of Kashmir at this time. But of all the other areas, together with Palestine, Kashmir stands at the top of the agenda.


Muslims should concentrate on Shari'ah, not Fiqh

K M Azam

The difference between Shari’ah (Canon law) and fiqh (Canonical Jurisprudence) is not well known as these two terms are frequently used synonymously.

Occupied Arab World

The Tiger on the Nile: Egypt as leader of emerging Mid-East economies?

Our Own Correspondent

It would be funny if it were not so tragic. With most of its population trapped in poverty and pervasive unemployment, and its national assets being plundered by a corrupt ruling elite and foreign business interests under the guise of an IMF structural adjustment programme...

Occupied Arab World

Triumphant Mubarak calls for world summit on ‘International terrorism’

Mahmoud Ahmed Shaikh

President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt is ruthlessly, if somewhat desperately, exploiting the bombing of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the American cruise missile attack on Khartoum and Afghanistan to secure international action against ‘terrorism.’

South-East Asia

Wicked doctor’s dirty tricks backfire in Malaysia

Zafar Bangash

Amid uncharacteristically strong defiance, the people of Malaysia have kept the tempo of demonstrations despite the arrest of former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim last month.


West colluded with apartheid South Africa in biological weapons

Our Correspondent in Pretoria

At a time when millions of Iraqis are being starved to death and a Pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum, Sudan was destroyed by US missiles for allegedly producing chemical weapons, a South African doctor has revealed that he had unresticted access to western chemical and biological weapons programmes in the eighties.


West appears un-impressed by Pakistan, India desire to sign CTBT

Murtaza Haider

After refusing for years to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) - an international agreement aimed at limiting the proliferation of nuclear weapons - both Pakistan and India announced in late September that they were willing to do so.


Women, children, elderly, victims of Serbs’ genocidal campaign in Kosova

Zafar Bangash

The demons of Serbian nationalism are on the loose again, this time in the overwhelmingly Muslim province of Kosova. With their blood lust not nearly satiated in Bosnia even after three years of macabre killing rituals, they have now turned their wrath against the defenceless people of Kosova.


Imam Khomeini's fatwa against Rushdie still stands

Waseem Shehzad

Days before Iran’s foreign minister Kamal Kharazi met his British counterpart Robin Cook in New York on September 24 agreeing to restore full diplomatic relations, the British media had launched a campaign linking this to the Salman Rushdie saga.

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